rsshardware IDC RSS alerts IBM Steps into NVMe in a Big Way with the New FlashSystem 9100 <P>This IDC Perspective briefly summarizes market trends that IBM's FlashSystem 9100 announcement addresses, provides an overview of the platform, and discusses the IBM platform enhancements and changes in terms of market significance. In July 2018, IBM made some key changes to its enterprise storage platform portfolio built around key new storage technologies like NVMe, artificial intelligence, software-defined storage, and multicloud. A major focus of the announcement was IBM's new FlashSystem 9100. A new CX offering, the IBM FlashWatch program, was also announced and should drive additional value for IBM AFA customers. </P><P>"Enterprises undergoing digital transformation are building and integrating real-time workloads that drive increasingly stringent performance requirements," said Eric Burgener, research vice president of Storage. "As a result, we are seeing established enterprise storage industry leaders like IBM integrate high-performance NVMe technologies into its flagship platform offerings."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Eric Burgener Konica Minolta Expands Its IT Services Ecosystem with the Acquisition of MWA Intelligence <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides a summary of Konica Minolta's recent acquisition of MWA Intelligence. The document examines the details of the arrangement and provides context regarding the current state of the imaging market and the office equipment channel.</P><P>The print industry is in an obvious state of maturity with several internal and external market dynamics impacting future market growth. Hardcopy manufacturers need to find ways to navigate through these challenges either by finding pockets of growth in areas for which they are currently underserved or by pursuing adjacent business opportunities. At the same time, vendors must ensure that channel partners are fully engaged in the transformation process with an ability to capitalize on strategic growth areas.</P><P>"Konica Minolta continues to demonstrate its ability to move beyond the core business of print by focusing on the IT services space," said Robert Palmer, research vice president, IDC's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions research practices. "With access to the FORZA ERP platform, the MWA acquisition helps position Konica Minolta and its channel partners for future growth in a dynamic market."</P> Market Perspective Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Robert Palmer, Keith Kmetz MWC2018: Key Product Announcements <P>This IDC Presentation summarizes the main announcements on mobile phones, smart home devices, and personal computing devices at the Mobile World Congress 2018. </P> Market Presentation Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Francisco Jeronimo, Marta Pinto, Antonio Arantes, Daniel Goncalves 日立製作所、VSPのミッドレンジシリーズを刷新し、オールフラッシュアレイ市場のニーズ変化に対応 <P>日立製作所は2018年5月にオールフラッシュアレイを含むHitachi Virtual Storage Platform(以下、VSP)のミッドレンジシリーズの刷新を発表した。また、同社では併せてストレージに関するサービスメニューの新規提供や強化なども発表した。本調査レポートでは、同社のVSPミッドレンジシリーズの刷新やサービスメニュー強化などの新たなストレージ戦略を国内ストレージ市場の構造変化とその変化への対応という観点からIDCの視点で分析する。</P><P>IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのグループディレクターである森山 正秋は、「日立製作所が今回発表したVSPの新ミッドレンジシリーズでは、ハイエンドクラスの高いパフォーマンスと高信頼性/高可用性データサービスを提供することが可能になる。これは、オールフラッシュアレイ(AFA)のハイパフォーマンスとハイエンドストレージの高信頼性/高可用性データサービスを併せて求めている国内企業の選択肢をハイエンドAFAに留まらず、ミッドレンジAFAにまで広げ、AFAの新しい需要開拓につながる」と分析している。</P> Market Note Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Masaaki Moriyama Being Born Digital, Services Start-Up Happiest Minds Achieves Rapid Growth <P>This IDC Market Note discusses Happiest Minds, an India-based start-up/scale-up with significant activity in Europe. Happiest Minds focuses on digital transformation and provides transformational services for both applications and infrastructure. This IDC Market Note is the second in a series of documents detailing new entrants (start-ups) in the services market.</P> Market Note Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mette Ahorlu Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions News: July 2018 <P>This IDC Market Note includes news about printer vendors that occurred in June 2018.</P> Market Note Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Julio Vial Western Europe Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Quarterly Results, 1Q18: Summary <P>This IDC Market Presentation highlights the main trends and competition landscape for the Western European purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market in 1Q18.</P> Market Presentation Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jimena Sisa Worldwide Spending on Robotics and Drones Forecast to Accelerate Over the Next Five Years, Reaching $201.3 Billion in 2022, According to New IDC Spending Guide A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Robotics and Drones Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on robotics and drones solutions will reach $201.3 billion in 2022 and achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.6% over the 2017-2022 forecast period. Research Press Release Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Commvault Updates Its Platform and Pricing to Better Align with Today's Secondary Storage and Data Management Buyer <P>Commvault announced an updated pricing and platform architecture designed to simplify and speed customer purchases and orient customer focus on an expanding set of new products and services like HyperScale.</P> IDC Link Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Brian E. Clarke, Eric Sheppard IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2018: Update <P>This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Guide data deliverable and all of IDC's worldwide industry research. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well to help them build an industry-focused organization.</P><P>"IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide presents a comprehensive, global, and detailed view of the marketplace," said Marianne Daquila, research manager, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis Group. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their vocabulary for the 3D printing market opportunity."</P> Taxonomy Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Marianne Daquila, Tim Greene, Swati Chaturvedi, Eiji Ishida, Yash Ahuja, Evelin Stoev, Jebin George, Roberto Membrila, Carla La Croce